Mannheimer Swartling partner André Andersson receives honorary doctorate from Stockholm University
Mannheimer Swartling partner André Andersson is awarded an honorary doctorate in law from Stockholm University.
André Andersson, who heads Mannheimer Swartling’s Banking and Finance group, has worked for many years with a broad variety of complex financial transactions, often implementing structures new to the Swedish market. André is also the firm's Global Relationship Partner, and is since several years active at the Stockholm University law faculty, as well as the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law, where he serves as a member of the board.
The decision to confer an honorary degree was motivated by André’s many years of service to the development and work of the legal faculty through his support of research and teaching. During the last twenty-five years Swedish universities have only awarded honorary doctorates to four lawyers working in private practice.
"The main interest of Advokat André Andersson, born in 1959, has probably ever since the beginning of his career been to promote the interaction between legal practice and research. This means that Andersson, who received his education in Lund but practise in Stockholm, for many years has participated in a number of activities at our faculty. He has for a number of years served on the board of the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law (SCCL) as well as on the executive Special Committee and the Scientific Council. Together with others, he has initiated research activities, and he has also taken personal initiatives to create resources for young researchers to obtain postgraduate posts, such as so-called post doctorate positions. Together with others at the Centre, he has initiated a collaboration with Christ Church at the University of Oxford and also been a member of the Centre Committee responsible for developing the collaboration with the Institute of European and Comparative Law (IECL) at the Oxford Faculty of Law.
This strong interest has brought the faculty to also use Andersson in other capacities as he has for many years served as a member of the faculty's Educational Committee, and he teaches special courses, with practical as well as purely scientific focus."
André received a Master of Law and an Economics Degree at Lund University (1986). After further studies in Oxford, he began his career in 1987 as an associate at the Carl Swartling Law Firm, and remained after the merger of Carl Swartling with Mannheimer Zetterlöf in 1990 to form Mannheimer Swartling, where he was named partner in 1994. In 2011 André received the Chambers & Partners European Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession.
Jan Dernestam, Managing Partner at Mannheimer Swartling, was delighted to recieve the news.
— We will of course be sure to celebrate André's nomination. As a law firm it is important for us to maintain a close connection with the academic world, and we actively encourage lawyers at our firm to be involved both in research and education. André has for many years been passionate about these issues and we are therefore both proud and happy that he is now being recognized for these contributions. We are especially happy that we are able through André's commitment to contribute to the valuable research activities being conducted at the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law.
An honorary doctorate is an expression of the University's appreciation of outstanding contributions within one of its areas. To receive an honorary doctorate, a person should be affiliated with or have contributed in some way to the work of the University. Both honorary and other doctorates are conferred at the University’s Installation and Conferment Ceremony, to be held this year on 29 September.
Jan DernestamManaging Partner+46 709 777 email@example.com
Helena SjöholmHead of Marketing and Communications+46 709 777 firstname.lastname@example.org
111 87 Stockholm
040-698 59 34http://www.mannheimerswartling.se
Mannheimer Swartling is the leading business law firm in the Nordic region. The firm works with many of Sweden’s, and the world’s, leading companies and organisations. A common feature for the firm’s clients is that law plays a vital role in their business success. We are a full service firm with nine offices in five countries. For several consecutive years, we have been chosen as the favourite law firm of both clients and students. Read more about us at www.mannheimerswartling.se/en.
Följ Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB
Abonnera på våra pressmeddelanden.
Senaste pressmeddelandena från Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB
Mannheimer Swartling appointed as the most popular employer among Swedish law students in Universum survey22.3.2018 10:31 | Nyheter
Mannheimer Swartling has been ranked as the most attractive employer when Swedish law students voted for their future dream employer in the legal sector.
Mannheimer Swartling utnämns till juriststudenternas mest attraktiva arbetsgivare i Universums FöretagsBarometer22.3.2018 10:23 | Nyheter
Mannheimer Swartling har utsetts till den mest attraktiva arbetsgivaren när Sveriges juriststudenter röstat fram sin framtida drömarbetsgivare inom den juridiska sektorn.
Mannheimer Swartling elects new partners23.11.2017 15:47 | Pressmeddelande
Mannheimer Swartling is pleased to announce the election of Azadeh Razani, Joel Mårtensson and Niklas Hagbard as new partners, with effect from 1 January 2018.
Mannheimer Swartling väljer nya partners23.11.2017 15:44 | Pressmeddelande
Mannheimer Swartling är glada att kunna meddela att Azadeh Razani, Joel Mårtensson och Niklas Hagbard har valts till nya partners på byrån med verkan från och med den 1 januari 2018.
Mannheimer Swartling utser Klas Eklund till byråns första Senior Economist22.11.2017 14:03 | Pressmeddelande
Mannheimer Swartling anställer från årsskiftet Klas Eklund som Senior Economist. Klas kommer att bistå byrån och dess klienter med strategisk rådgivning avseende svenska och internationella frågor kopplade till näringslivets långsiktiga utveckling och den politiska miljön. Klas kommer också att delta aktivt i den publika debatten rörande dessa frågor.
Mannheimer Swartling appoints Klas Eklund to the firm’s first Senior Economist22.11.2017 14:01 | Pressmeddelande
Klas Eklund has been appointed as Mannheimer Swartling’s first Senior Economist, starting in the beginning of 2018. Mr Eklund will provide the firm and its clients with strategic advice regarding national and international matters connected to the long-term development of business and the political environment. Mr Eklund will also be an active voice in the public discussion regarding these matters.
I vårt pressrum kan du läsa de senaste pressmeddelandena, få tillgång till pressmaterial och hitta kontaktinformation.Besök vårt pressrum